All students in grades 5-9 belong to an Advisory Team. Advisory Teams are made up of a small group of students and a teacher. They are a place where students make plans: for school, for college, for their careers and for their futures. This is a safe time to talk about barriers and needs; to be serious, but to have fun, too. Advisories are helping students build academic and social skills by breaking down barriers, fostering relationships, strengthening listening skills and, most important, building trust.
CPS' My Tomorrow Initiative
My Tomorrow is a new vision of education for CPS in which every student is prepared for the remarkable future racing straight at us.
At CPS, we aim to ensure all of our students graduate from high school ready for the career paths of their choice. That's why all of our schools offer coursework that challenges and engages our students. We follow Ohio's Learning Standards to ensure our students at all grade levels build the skills and knowledge they need to be college and career ready.
Extended learning opportunities will again be provided to students scoring below proficiency in reading and math on the Ohio Achievement Tests. They will meet with teachers twice a week after school.
CPS offers enrichment programs for students who are identified as gifted. Gifted and talented students will have an opportunity to meet once every two weeks for enrichment with one of our teachers. They will meet during the school day. Visit the CPS website to learn more about our gifted programs.
Monitoring Academics and Testing
Students in Cincinnati Public Schools are tested throughout the school year to determine knowledge and skill levels. These tests measure students’ achievement to determine strengths and weaknesses so teachers can adjust instruction to meet students’ needs. Visit the CPS website to learn more about the testing procedures and monitoring academics.
Special education and related services are offered to children ages three through twenty-one in public and non-public schools. Visit the CPS website to learn more about our programs and services.
Third-Grade Reading Guarantee
Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee aims to ensure that struggling young readers get the support needed to improve. Learn more about how the third-grade reading guarantee works.